We are about to experience a huge transition in the life of the Fellowship during the remodeling and construction phase.
Our transition may feel a little like adolescence sometimes. We may have confusion and chaos, uncertainty and anxiety; but we also have the chance to have excitement and fun.
Here’s the scary part: We need to totally move out of the building during construction, which is planned to begin in August 2018 to February or March 2019.
We cannot be in the Fellowship building at all. All meetings and uses of this building will be moved.
· Sunday Services and School of Spirit activities
· Administration, Secretary and Minister’s offices
· Committee Meetings; more than 63 a month.
· Plus: moving and storage of all furniture and supplies.
Sunday Services: As yet, we do not know where our Sunday services will be located. They will probably be at another local church building or in a school.
Office Space: Office space is going to be difficult to find, as there is just not much available in this area, and we are looking for something comfortable, local, and accessible.
All the other meetings: boards, covenant groups, spiritual, educational and social groups will have to meet other places for the duration.
Suggestions: We are creating a list of suggestions for where to hold meeting of all different sizes. If you have ideas or suggestions, please suggest them to Carol the Office Manager, a building committee member (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on the building committee blog.
Just like adolescence, we can guide the journey by our actions:
Exercise good communication: we may need more reliance on neighborhood networks and social media.
Stay educated: keep abreast of the services at the Building Committee Blog:
Realize: that our community may become less based in geography and more in relationships.
Practice patience: with each other, the staff, the construction process, the neighbors, the Building Committee, etc.
At the end of our transition, besides a more beautiful and spacious fellowship building, we hope to have a confident fellowship with more self-knowledge, a closer community, and deeper compassion
We hope to have a positive experience and minimize the impact on the neighborhood during construction.
We need a few people to commit to bringing cookies for our neighbors, as we hope to sweeten the information with some sweet treats. Contact the building committee if you are able to donate 3 dozen cookies to this event.